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Travel Interrupted

Two weeks ago, I left Hartford’s Bradley Airport (BDL) for a 9-day journey. Sorry if that sentence (or this apology) sticks the Gilligan’s Island theme in your head. Unlike those castaways, my trip was cut short by a snowstorm. It … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Sad Story

There are three major mill buildings in the Somersville section of Somers, Connecticut. The Picking House at 49 Maple St. The Somerville Manufacturing Company, across the street from the waterfall, and the much smaller workshop/warehouse behind Somersville Manufacturing Company. That … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Gold Building

Thirty-five years ago this week, I rolled into Hartford, Connecticut for a permanent stay. I had been here in June 1981 for an interview, but it wasn’t until August 3rd that I arrived here from Seattle, Washington via the Trans-Canada … Continue reading

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One Man’s Trash

As I look around my workshop, I see hundreds of objects that are important to me. Some are favorite tools. Some are jigs and fixtures that I’ve made to make woodworking easier. Some are antique tools that were given to … Continue reading

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One-Liner Wednesday – Monopoly

“We call this a trend that isn’t correcting itself” Those are the final words in a Twitter stream ignited when one of my friends suggested that, perhaps the new Ultimate Banking edition of Monopoly would help end the chronic mistakes … Continue reading

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Eat at God’s

If we were having a beer, you would announce that you were buying. “Cheryl, pour this young man a Yuengling and bring me a glass of that wonderful Cabernet you serve.” “What are you so happy about?” “I finished putting … Continue reading

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Walk with Intention

Note: This was originally posted on November 19th as part of Sreejit Poole’s inspiring series on walking with intention. If you have some time, I encourage you to read some of these stories.   When Sreejit Poole first suggested that … Continue reading

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